Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, talks about his interest in the whaleship Essex and the history of whaling on Nantucket. Hear more about Philbrick's historical interests and other works he has written.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.